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Falling in love with a vocation

Falling in love with a vocation

| Sister Faith Marie Woolsey | January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

National Vocation Awareness Week is Jan. 13-19. The following reflection was first posted on the blog of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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The Pill as health care?

The Pill as health care?

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | January 7, 2013 | 3 Comments

Physicians will sometimes prescribe a hormonal regimen (in the form of a hormonal contraceptive like the Pill) to treat certain gynecological problems like heavy menstrual bleeding, dysmenorrhea (painful periods), PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), endometriosis, or other conditions like severe acne. In these cases, the Pill is used not as a contraceptive, but as a therapy for a medical condition.

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Rights of the disabled, the United States and the Holy See

Rights of the disabled, the United States and the Holy See

| Jessica Zittlow | January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

What could be so problematic about an international treaty that aims to protect and promote the rights of the disabled?

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A Year of Faith opportunity no one should miss

A Year of Faith opportunity no one should miss

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The new Rediscover: initiative will help you deepen your faith and better equip you to share it with others

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When it comes to charitable contributions, don’t forget your parish

When it comes to charitable contributions, don’t forget your parish

| Father Paul Jarvis | January 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s 1:58 a.m., Saturday — early early morning or late late night.

I just returned home from an emergency visit to a hospital. The family of a patient was concerned that their loved one might be dying in the next few days. And so they naturally called their priest.

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Say yes to new risks and new graces in 2013

Say yes to new risks and new graces in 2013

| Christina Capecchi | December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Barbara Benson Keith’s wake-up call came while chatting with a fellow kindergarten teacher at the end of a school day.

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Principal knows pain of violence

Principal knows pain of violence

| December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tragedy is never expected. It surprises you, takes your breath away, causes you to mourn deeply and to see the presence of God. We know at Ascension Parish.

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Newtown school tragedy: A Catholic response

Newtown school tragedy: A Catholic response

| Jill Moes | December 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Spirit invited Jill Moes, principal of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Hastings who previously worked as a public school psychologist, to offer a Catholic response regarding the Dec. 14 school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

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After Newtown: Moving from darkness into the light

After Newtown: Moving from darkness into the light

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The time has come, no matter your political views, to agree on common sense and necessary actions that will help curb violence

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Envisioning a Minnesota without poverty

Envisioning a Minnesota without poverty

| Peter Noll | December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month a coalition called “A Minnesota Without Poverty” convened an anti-poverty conference involving some 40 non-profit advocacy groups to collaborate, reinvigorate and bring fruition to the recommendations of the Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020, issued in 2009.

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Looking for answers in wake of Connecticut school shooting

Looking for answers in wake of Connecticut school shooting

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The initial urge is to ask: Why? Why would someone do this to kids?

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Season’s message found in the simplicity of a chapel

Season’s message found in the simplicity of a chapel

| Carolyn Woo | December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Can we clear the clutter in our lives so that we can really enjoy God’s presence?

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